Laughing Kookaburra

2018 – New year, new ventures!

Once again time has got the better of me and I haven’t posted since November – must try harder in 2018! Firstly, I’d like to (rather belatedly) wish you all a happy new year and I hope that you had a wonderful festive season. I thought I’d kick off my blogging this year with an update on what I’ve been up to and what I’ve got in store for 2018 – or maybe what it’s got in store for me!

My year began with a flurry of image processing while the weather was too cold and soggy to venture out with a camera for long. After a month travelling in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore back in November, I had a lot to catch up on and I can’t wait to share my tales with you over the coming weeks and get those photos online for you all to enjoy.

Since then I’ve been busy making plans for some exciting projects and testing out a few new ideas as well as finalising details for some more tours, and even making time for a radio appearance on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire!

If you’d like to listen to my radio piece, you can do so until 24th February by visiting the BBC Radio Cambridgeshire Lunchtime Live page and tuning in at 2:22:30. The interview is in two parts so please bear with the musical interlude in the middle and you will be rewarded with the second half. To find out more about the tours, check out my events page which I’m updating as they are confirmed. Hopefully I’ll find time to add a few more images to my galleries in the coming days as well so keep an eye out for them.

Lastly, for those of you that struggle with the short, dark days of winter, there is a glimmer of spring on the horizon. At the weekend I saw my first bee of the year, I’ve read reports online of the first butterfly sightings, the snowdrops are blooming in the local churchyard, the Robins and Dunnocks are singing daily in my garden and the days are beginning to lengthen. If you still can’t wait till spring arrives though, there will be a little dose of sunshine in my next few posts as we head down under, but for now, here as a parting gift for this brief post and a taster of what is to come.